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Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923)

A wealthy man invites the local wealthy bachelors over for a puppet show about men who covet another man's wife. The puppeteer is actually a witch and gives the men nightmares about what could happen if they date the lady of the house.

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Shadowplayer
Max Gülstorff ...
2. Kavalier
Lilli Herder ...
Dienstmaedchen
Fritz Kortner ...
The count
Karl Platen ...
2. Diener
Fritz Rasp ...
Diener
Eugen Rex ...
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Ferdinand von Alten ...
3. Kavalier
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Her lover
Ruth Weyher ...
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During a dinner, given by a wealthy baron and his wive, attended by four of her suitors in a 19th century German manor, a shadow-player rescues the marriage by giving all the guests a vision what might happen tonight if the baron stays jealous and the suitors do not reduce their advances towards his beautiful wife. Or was it a vision? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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When the ShadowPlayer asks the servant (Fritz Rasp) to get the sheet for his shadow show, he pulls off the middle button on the left side of his vest. For the remainder of the movie, the button is back on. See more »

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Masterpiece
11 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Warning Shadows" shouldn't work as well as it does. There are no titles, causing the plot to be confusing if not closely paid attention to; the Expressionistic elements are abundant but also strangely removed in style; the acting is often tongue-in-cheek, and the overall artiness is seemingly self-conscious. However, those same elements also contribute to this film's majesty and originality. There is simply no other film (that I'm aware of, anyway) that approaches the beauty and sheer erotic oddness of this obscure classic. I cannot adequately describe exactly what it is that makes "Warning Shadows" one of my all-time favorite motion pictures, so...just see it. It's available on DVD from our great friends at Kino.


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